A bakery worker sparked online concerns about hygiene when he took tray-loads of Hong Kong’s iconic egg tart delicacy onto the city’s busy mass transit railway system. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A bakery worker sparked online concerns about hygiene when he took tray-loads of Hong Kong’s iconic egg tart delicacy onto the city’s busy mass transit railway system. Photo: SCMP Composite.

Egg tart germ exposure: mass transit blunder puts spotlight on iconic Hong Kong dessert, revives mystery of its origins

  • Blundering bakery chain staff member took tray-loads of sweet, eggy treat on busy mass transit rail system sparking online hygiene row
  • Thousands of the popular, calorie-loaded tarts are sold in city daily, but no-one is quite sure where they came from

A bakery worker sparked online concerns about hygiene when he took tray-loads of Hong Kong’s iconic egg tart delicacy onto the city’s busy mass transit railway system. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A bakery worker sparked online concerns about hygiene when he took tray-loads of Hong Kong’s iconic egg tart delicacy onto the city’s busy mass transit railway system. Photo: SCMP Composite.
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